Audie Award Finalist, Personal Development, 2014
America's Angriest Trainer, Vinnie Tortorich, exposes the nasty underbelly of the fitness industry while getting you into the best shape of your life. For over 20 years, Vinnie has been Hollywood's go-to guy for celebrities and athletes looking to get fit fast. Now, in this hilarious and often R-rated memoir, he holds nothing back. What's the best piece of fitness equipment money can buy? What's the fastest way to lose weight: diet or exercise? Why are health clubs worse than used car lots? In Fitness Confidential, Vinnie tells all. So get ready to get fit, get inspired and get the dirt with Hollywood's most outrageous personal trainer!
©2013 Vinnie Tortorich and Dean Lorey (P)2013 Vinnie Tortorich and Dean Lorey
Vinnie's voice really comes through in this audiobook, and I don't just mean that he is narrating his own book. That's definitely an added bonus, but you can really get a feel for his personality by the way it was written AND narrated. Also, he gets sidetracked throughout the book, which might have annoyed me if it were any other narrator or book, but I'd say they were hilarious and fit well within the book.
I liked that it combined a suck-it-up, truth-telling approach with his humor and personal stories.
Vinnie gave the audiobook a very personal and humorous touch. In addition, he also had commentary throughout the book that any other narrator would not be able to add.
Learned of Vinnie from ACS and thought his book was going to provide rich, detailed insights about how to get and stay in top physical shape. While the book touched on basic approaches to fitness and diet it was primarily a self aggrandizement of the life and times of Vinnie told in an uninspiring and unimaginative way. Vinnie's "digressions" from the book's script and very modest attempts at humor were stilted and ponderous.
I'm not a big fitness person, but Vinnie helped me understand how to eat. I'm down 25lbs in 6 months with out starving myself. I get to eat pretty much whatever I want minus sugars and grains. After a while rice, breads, noodles, pasta and potatoes are not even missed.
I loved the straight forward attitude. I have downloaded at least a dozen books that lack any sort of real enthusiasm. Either they written by authors who don't know enough about fitness to be useful or they are by gum nuts who have no clue how to convey the info!
This book feels like your really buff uncle ranting about how everything is a mess but he has the answer. It's all passion so you get wrapped up in it and want to hear more. I can learn about the behavior of glucose anywhere but here the little side rants and plain English really pull you in.
I suppose the 4 hour workweek would be a fine comparison when it comes to down to earth communication.
I enjoyed the several times he completely leaves the book itself to indulge in little side tangents or stories that happened after the book was finished. You know you are in for a good time when he says "Actually there was this lady like 2 months ago..."
Nothing particularly moving. We all know this stuff but it is being told in a way that does not feel like a school report.
Great information, set in a story mode that makes trying to stop very difficult. A keeper.
"Funny and informative"
I wasn't expecting quite the listen that I got. I've listened to a few fitness books and they all go in to great detail about the science of nutrition and exercise. This book doesn't. It does tell you all you need to know, wrapped up in funny and entertaining anecdotes. It's well worth a listen even if you're not into fitness.
"biggest waste of time"
it was terrible. the word fitness should not be in the title. waste of time
"Provides a great insight and some good tips"
It provides some great advice and tips while also being engaging and entertaining
I had no idea who Vinnie was or what he did and took a chance in downloading this book. it ticked all the boxes, informative, interesting, engaging and funny.
"Entertaining and worth a listen"
Yes it gives a useful insigt into the authors journey
If they wanted a fitness book with a different slant then yes!
Yes it was worth listening to..
A different slant on a fitness book which kept me entertained and the underlying message with regard to Carbs etc.. has some good real foundation currently.
"grows on you"
among the best
At first I thought it would be wacky American but Vinnie conversationalist style grows on you and I really enjoyed
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too long for that but listened every opportunity I got
Would like another book by him
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